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This continual juxtaposition between the world of neurological processes and the external world of everyday perception of mood and impulse is extremely helpful to the reader and may also provide a basis for imposing a form of self-regulation along the same lines of traditional biofeedback principles.
Reflection about Psychology Self-Help Books in General
In general, this genre of literature exhibits a very wide range of quality, primarily because there are no formal requirements on who can refer to himself as an expert provided he or she does not use any of the specific terms (such as "psychotherapist...?) whose use is regulated by state and federal law. As a general rule, one should always research the professional credentials, formal training, and professional certifications and acknowledgments of the author of such works before assuming that the information provided is necessarily accurate, applicable, and useful. Another danger is that certain psychological symptoms and conditions are attributable to bona-fide illnesses that require professional attention and or regulation through psychotropic medications. If individuals suffering from these types of conditions rely exclusively on self-help books, they could remain untreated and continue to suffer needlessly. Otherwise, as long as the reader performs due diligence with respect to…[continue]
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